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Little Dian

The Little Dian is a uranium and vanadium mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 8,481 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Little Dian  

State:  Utah

County:  San Juan

Elevation: 8,481 Feet (2,585 Meters)

Commodity: Uranium, Vanadium

Lat, Long: 37.73889, -109.76306

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Little Dian MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Dian


Commodity

Primary: Uranium
Primary: Vanadium


Location

State: Utah
County: San Juan
District: Elk Ridge Area


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: R. J. Noonan


Production

Year: 1960
Material type: U
Description: Ap_Grade: ^.11 % U3o8


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Physiographic Detail: Monument Upwarp


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching In Mudstone


Rocks

Name: Mudstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Mudstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 3 1/2 ' CHIP SAMPLE. .128 % U3O8 , .020 % V2O5 , .030 % V2O5 , .132 % U3O8


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISIONS: NE 1/4 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 SEC 17

Comment (Production): LINE D1 ANNUAL PRODUCTION 1960 FROM USAEC PRODUCTION RECORDS.


References

Reference (Production): UGMS STUDY - 1973

Reference (Reserve-Resource): TRIMBLE, L. M., 1977


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